Latest vision estimates at ARVO 2017

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology holds its annual global eye research conference in Baltimore, USA this year, (7-11 May 2017). The latest estimates for global blindness and vision impairment will be presented by The Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) in scientific sessions that includes a Special Interest Group entitled “Global Prevalence of Blindness and Vision…

Subscribe to Community Eye Health Journal (South Asia edition)

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Community Eye Health Journal has announced a new edition: the Community Eye Health Journal South Asia Edition reaching out to readers in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India exclusively. It is a quarterly publication, aimed to ensure that up‐to‐date and relevant information reaches eye care workers of all levels in these countries where the…

VFAN welcomes Tony Hulton as interim Chief Executive

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release – London, 27 April 2017: Vision for a Nation is delighted to welcome Tony Hulton as Interim Chief Executive. Tony will lead a 6-month review of the charity’s future strategy on behalf of the Board of Trustees. This will inform Vision for a Nation’s future direction and ambitious plans to scale its work…

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunity at Council of Members

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

  The IAPB  Council of Members provides an invaluable opportunity for eye care manufacturers and NGOs to make new connections, display products, promote their work to key decision makers from around the globe and sponsor key IAPB initiatives such as the Vision Atlas and Eye Health Heroes.   Besides, many opportunities for your organisation to host…

2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health recipient

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Award to be presented to Dr. John E. Crews, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as John E. Crews, DPA, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The award will be presented at the…

CNIB launches Guide Dog Training Programme

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release 26 April 2017 Volunteer Puppy Raisers Needed in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is beginning its 100th year with the launch of the CNIB Guide Dog Programme to raise and train guide dogs – exclusively for people with sight loss. The programme’s first two puppies have…

In Remembrance: Kathleen Miller, ICO Executive Director

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) mourns the loss of Executive Director Kathy Miller, who passed away on April 20th following a battle with cancer that lasted more than two decades. She died peacefully in her home in San Francisco, surrounded by loved ones. “Despite the battle she was fighting, Kathy maintained her positive spirit…

Saudi Ophthalmology Award to Kovin Naidoo for work in Childhood Blindness and Cataract

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1 May 2017: Professor Kovin Naidoo, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute has been awarded the distinguished Prevention of Blindness (POB) Shield Lecture award. The Prevention of Blindness (POB) Shield Lecture award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the prevention of blindness and vision impairment in their…

Specsavers helps screen over 115, 000 patients across Zambia in 3 years

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

A Specsavers-funded programme in Zambia has helped Vision Aid Overseas screen more than 115,000 patients in rural clinics for visual impairment and provide over 71, 000 children and adults with life changing glasses. Since the development of an eye health programme within the Zambian Ministry of Health in 2004, there has been considerable progress made…

Call to Invest in Disability-Inclusive Education

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritize schooling for children with disabilities On Thursday 27th April more than 40 international and national non-profit organizations launched a ‘Call to Action on investing in disability-inclusive education’. The joint call highlights the shocking fact that more than 32 million children with disabilities in developing countries are estimated to be…

Protecting your Eyes at Work

Director Media Relations
Organisation: Prevent Blindness

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Sarah Hecker, Director Media Relations at IAPB Member organisation Prevent Blindness, writes about the important issue of protecting eyes at work and how it helps preserve healthy eyesight for the future. Image credit: Heiko Philippin, Community Eye Health Journal Since so much of our time is spent…

VFAN Chief Executive makes way for next phase Leadership

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

London, 27 April 2017: After having successfully managed the introduction of a nationwide primary eye care programme over the past three years Chief Executive Tom Rosewall has resigned to make way for a successor who will be responsible for designing and executing Vision for a Nation Foundation strategies of the future. During his time as…

SiB Webinars–April 2017

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

  In April 2017 SiB arranged a series of webinars to enhance learning between SiB projects. The April 2017 SiB Webinars were on the theme of Sustainability. There were 2 presenters per webinar, with questions from participants at the end. These webinars were recorded and we are happy to share them below. Please see below…

Training guide dogs

Director International Development Cooperation
Organisation: NABP

A guide dog with its user/ Photo credit: Thomas Barstad Eckhoff On the occasion of International Guide Dog Day, Terje Iversen, Director International Development and Cooperation, of the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted, an IAPB member, discusses about their school for training guide dogs and the challenges they face with Saloni Nagpaul. Of the 285…

The Trust and the Public Health Foundation of India launch ROP Initiative in Maharashtra

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: 26 April Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) causes babies to needlessly lose their vision. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in premature infants in India. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and the Public Health Foundation of India are launching a Retinopathy of Prematurity Initiative in the western state of Maharashtra.…

Australian Government funds initiative to increase eye health access for indigenous Australians

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Indigenous artist Peter Datjin Sydney, Australia, 26 April, 2017:  Diabetes related blindness in Aboriginal Australians is 14 times higher than in non-Indigenous populations and 94% of vision loss in Aboriginal communities is preventable or treatable[i]. These worrying facts have motivated action by the Australian Government to fund a national programme providing eye health testing equipment, and…

VISION 2020 UK launches Welsh Pathway for Children and Young People

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release 26/04/2017 : VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has begun hosting (from 26 April) the All-Wales Integrated Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their families. The pathway, created in collaboration with the Children’s Vision Service Advisory…

New Fundraising and Membership Officer at IAPB

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

                  Emma Foote has joined IAPB as our Fundraising and Membership Officer. Emma has worked for RNIB, Scope and the Genesis Research Trust and has a wealth of fundraising and membership experience.